It is pomegranate season!
And not only, it is also time to take more care of your immune system and help your cells regenerate. We got right what you need : this round, thick peeled fruit containing a mass of red seeds and a lot of juice, is surprisingly healthy.!
Benefits of pomegranate:
Pomegranate is full of nutrients and a strong antioxidant. It protects us from free radicals and prevents premature aging. Not only regenerating cells, this fruit also helps preventing heart disease and lowers blood pressure. It basically acts like an oxygen mask, helping to pump oxygen in the blood and helps it flow more freely through the body. Last but not least, regular consumption of this fruit can considerably reduce arthritis by reducing the damage of the cartilage by fighting the enzyme “eating” it.
The list of benefits from pomegranate is much longer, so don’t wait any longer and try this amazing fruit asap, and for those who have, enjoy it on a regular basis, include it in your healthy routine.
How to choose your pomegranate?
Best shape to pick is slightly squarish. The color should be bright or dark red. Note that the darker the red the sweeter the pomegranate :-) Very important aspect to take in count as well is the crown of the pomegranate: if its petals are turned inwards, your pomegranate is ready to be eaten. Finally, you can check your fruit by simply touching it; if it feels smooth and tight, that pomegranate should go home with you. If it feels that the skin might have ripples, it is already way too ripe. Also, if you scratch the pomegrante’s skin, if nothing comes on under your finger nail, the fruit is ready to be consumed.
How to conserve the pomegranate?
This fruit is very easy to conserve. Indeed, simply wrapped loosely in a little bit of beeswaxwarp, it stays on your counter top or in the fridge up to a week. Also if you decide to peel it, seeds can be kepts in a container in the fridge up to 8 or 9 days. You can also freeze your pomegrante seeds and keep them up to a year in your refrigerator.
Recipe: How to make your own power juice: POMEGRANATE
In order to easily peel your pomegranate, make sure you cut it into 5. After washing it, drying it and cutting the crown off, slice your pomegranate into 5 pieces. Then, you pull out gently the external peel and with your fingers push the pomegranate seeds into a bowl.
Now the juice.
In a classic blender, add 2 cups of pomegranate freshly peeled seeds. Pulse for 5-10 seconds, just until the juice starts separating from the seed. Then using a strainer, separated the juice. With a wooden spoon, keep on separating by pushing the seeds down.
Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of carbonated water to your freshly separated juice.
Mix well and enjoy!
Taking pomegranate juice on an empty stomach in the morning would be best for anyone. It is a wonder fruit that is enriched with powerful antioxidants and numerous medicinal properties. This fruit can reduce inflammatory activities in the digestive tract and can help combat breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer. Great source of fibers, low in calories.
3 other different way you can use pomegranate in your diet:
In your salads: Sprinkle some seeds to give it a hint of freshness and gentle acidity!
In your yoghurt breakfast bowl: Add pomegranate seeds to facilitate weight loss.
Last but not least, there is also the possibility to prepare a salsa dip with your pomegranate seeds.